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Robert Mejia

EDUCATION:        
  • PhD, Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Graduate Minor: Gender & Women's Studies
  • B.A. & M.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

Media studies; game studies; new media; media ecology; philosophy of technology; media history; political economy of the media; cultural studies; transnational studies; urban studies; historiography; memory studies; ethnic studies; gender studies.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Mejia, Robert. (In Press). The Epidemiology of Digital Infrastructure. In Safiya U. Noble and Brendesha Tynes (eds.), The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Class and Culture Online. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Mejia, Robert. (In Press). Ecological Matters: Rethinking the "Magic" of the Magic Circle. In Matthew Kapell (Ed.), The Play Versus Story Divide in Game Studies; Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
  • Bulut, Ergin & Robert Mejia. (In Press).  Designing Emotions: Deliver the Nets, Eradicate Malaria in Africa, and Feel Good? In Safiya U. Noble and Sharon Tettegah (Eds.), Design, Technology, and Emotions. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2015). A Pressure Chamber of Innovation: Google Fiber and Flexible Capital.  Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 12(3).
  • Bulut, Ergin, Robert Mejia, and Cameron McCarthy. (2014). Governance through Philitainment: Playing the Benevolent Subject. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 11(4), 342-361.
  • Mejia, Robert & Ryuta Komaki. (2013). The Historicla Conception of Biohazard in Biohazard. In Matthew Kapell & Andrew Elliot (Eds.), Playing With the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. (2013) A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples. Personal Relationships, 20(3), 391-405.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2012). Posthuman, Postrights? Explorations in Media Ecology, 11(1), 27-44.
  • Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. (2013) A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples.  Personal Relationships, 20(3), 391-405.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2012). 'Walking in the City' in an age of Mobile Technologies.  In R.A. Lind (Ed.), Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0: Considering Diversity across Auditences, Content, and Producers (Third ed.) (pp. 113-118). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • McCarthy, Cameron, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, & Robert Media (Eds.). (2011). New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Mejia, Robert. (2011). Theory through Practice: A History of Cultural Studies.  In Cameron McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer & Robert Mejia (Eds.), New Times: Making Sense of Critical/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age (pp. 23-50). New York: Peter Lang.
  • McCarthy, Cameron, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, & Robert Mejia. (2011). Introduction: Mapping the New Terrain.  In Cameron McCarthy, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer & Robert Mejia (Eds.), New Times: Making Sense of Critial/Cultural Theory in a Digital Age (pp. 1-19). New York: Peter Lang.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

    Mejia, Robert, Kristie Bryum, John McArthur, Lawrence Mullen, Nancy Van Leuven. "COMMunities of Tomorrow: At the Intersection of Physical and Digital Spaces." Panel accepted for the 2012 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Jumi Silva, Randy Nichols, & Benjamin Aslinger. "Beyond the Player, Beyond the Game: Broadening the Question of Video Game Meaning." Panel held at the 2012 biannual meeting of the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Convention, Paris. (July 2012)
    Mejia, Robert, Hilary Franklin, Helen Ho, & Dristin Terpstra. "Speaking For, Speaking Against: Everyday Representations of the Far East in the Twenty-First Century." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Mejia, Robert, Kimberly Singletary, James Hay, Robeson Frazier, Joy Jiao, & Hui Li. "Authentically Speaking: Making Claims to Authentic Voices in Transnational Contexts." Panel held at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)
    Dunbar, Norah & Robert Mejia. "A Qualitative Analysis of Power-based Entrainment and Interactional Synchrony in Couples." Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. (November 2011)

PUBLIC FORUMS:

AWARDS:

    Top Paper Award in Japan-U.S. Communication (lead author), National Communication Association, 2013.
    "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students" at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008-2011).

RECENT GRANTS:

  • Waterhouse Family Institute ($3,800 [2013-2014])
  • Education Justice Project ($300 [May, 2014])
  • SUNY Brockport: Pre-Tenure Grant ($2,000 [2012-2013])
  • University of Illinois ($15,000 [2011-2012])
  • Graduate College Fellowships for Underrepresented Students ($17,000) (2007-2008, 2010-2011).

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES:

  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Co-Advisor

Email:  rmejia@brockport.edu

Office: Room 226, Holmes Hall

Phone:  585-395-5290

Last Updated 9/11/15

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Where are our alumni now?

Tak Nomura ‘06
Broadway Caprice Inc., NYC

Ryan Nobles ‘98
CNN Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Seth Morth ‘99
Clair Brothers Video, Lititz, PA

Brian Morrin ‘00
KBOI-TV, Boise, Idaho

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